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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 8, 2007 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: song you never could catch live

The fire thread and the "stand alone Fire angle" got me thinking.....what tune that the dead had ACTIVELY in the rotation did you never get to see or rarely saw? This will depend on how many shows you attended and when you toured because some tunes may have been taken out. For me I never got a Lost sailor, 1 Big railroad Blues, 1 Black Muddy River and 3 morning dews. That covers about 80 shows.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Feb 9, 2007 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live/also one song i grew sick of..

didnt catch enough morning dews ..only about 5 out of 96 shows....went like 3 years without hearin one and was freakin' ..heard one at my first show and i caught the last mornin' dew in albany ...very climatic!!!

also didnt hear enough deal's...

grew sick of hearing let it grow ...
must of heard like 50 of them .....

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Poster: gdave Date: Feb 8, 2007 9:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

Never got Comes a Time, Roses, Casey Jones, Alabama or Dancin in about 80 shows from 87 to 94. Dancin probably shouldn't count since the last one was played shortly before my first show.

I think I got just about everything else that made the rotation, and was lucky enough to get 2 Dupree's on one tour (Fall 88).

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Poster: ROMICS Date: Feb 8, 2007 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

caught 60ish shows 88-95, never heard but one version of my favorite 'contemporary' GD tune- Days Between.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 8, 2007 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

Although it became somewhat of a rarity in the later years, I never got to drive that train with ol' Casey. I, too, never got to do the New Speedway Boogie, although I've seen Ratdog do it, but none of the Jerry songs are quite the same without him.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 8, 2007 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

i know huh - Rat's takes are great - but not the same.

Though i Can't say i ever cared about not catchin Casey - another Dead tune i never cared for

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 8, 2007 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

My wife hates it. Definitely an overplayed Grateful Dead cliche' classic rock radio staple, but still one that helped put 'em on the map. It did take on a whole new energy live, but what song didn't? The version on Steal Your Face, which I believe is the same one that's in The Grateful Dead Movie is a powerhouse. And much like St. Stephen, the further they got away from including it as a standard part of the rotation, the more of a treat it became when they would trot out the old war horse.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 8, 2007 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

oooh - i hate comparing it to St Stephen (though i see your point)

St Stephen is a great, more complex, fully formulated meaningful song.

Casey..... ehhhhh .... nothing there for me.... pedestrian claptrap even if it does have a minor meaning to Hunter. Very boring lyrics.

(not raggin on your point though my friend - dont take me that way)

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 8, 2007 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

I catch your drift.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 8, 2007 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

I don't, I think it's a great song. To me the flaw lies in that it catchy and was over played ( radio wise ). Kinda like Touch. But still great little tune - " trouble with you is the trouble with me" great line!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 8, 2007 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

gotta disaggree with for once - pedestrian song at best - one of Hunter's worst

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 8, 2007 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

Aw Dire, for someone who likes having fun doesn't seem you like FUN songs. No Money Money, no Bucket. That's ok, we all have our favorites. CJ Jones isn't one of mine either per se, I just can see why it's good. ESPECIALLY that line I mentioned. IT's cool though, we at least agree on most of the songs we don't like : )

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 8, 2007 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

Comes A Time : (

Man I really regret it too. One of only TWo shows I missed while I was still living in the Bay Area and I had to miss that one!

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Poster: deadmax Date: Feb 8, 2007 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

Cosmic Charlie. I don't know when they stopped playing it but it was too late for me.

After it was all over, I did see most of the songs I wanted to see, including "New Speedway" (couldn't believe I got to see it). I eventually saw all my favorites and lots of non-favorites (Picasso Moon, Victim or the Crime). Saw "Casey Jones" opener at Merriweather (83 or 84), only one I saw.

Cosmic Charlie is definitely the one. Truly Quintessential Dead.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Feb 8, 2007 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

I managed to miss most of the latter day Dark Stars... Heard a 1st set 1st verse at Shoreline and I think that was it :(

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 9, 2007 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

early/mid 80's ... 40 ish shows before a single Touch.

And, at one point, SIX STRAIGHT Samson & Delilah's. Got to the point where I was hoping that damn drum opening was actually drums instead of a song, even if it was opening the 2nd set.

About 60 total ('82-'89) and only 1 Baby Blue.

Hell In A Bucket every friggin show it seemed.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 8, 2007 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

never caught New Speedway since i bailed in 90 and only started in 83. bummer - i love that tune.

edit - also (obviouly) never caught my favotite latter day tune - Lazy River Road - seen Rat do it, but not Jerry

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2007-02-09 00:35:14

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Poster: esreveRDelay Date: Feb 8, 2007 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: song you never could catch live

I would of love to see an epic Dancin in the streets 77 style.